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The monk who sold his Ferrari by Robin Sharma

I am in such a place in my life that I really needed a book like this. A self help book to give me some direction. I’ve been following Robin Sharma and his content for the 2-3 years now and finally got around to reading this book now.

STUFF ON THE BACK COVER SAYS

A wonderfully crafted fable, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari tells the extraordinary story of Julian Mantle, a lawyer forced to confront the spiritual crisis of his out-of-balance life. On a life-changing odyssey to an ancient culture, he discovers powerful, wise, and practical lessons that teach us to:Develop Joyful Thoughts, Follow Our Life’s Mission and Calling, Cultivate Self-Discipline and Act Courageously, Value Time as Our Most Important Commodity, Nourish Our Relationships, and Live Fully, One Day at a Time.

PLOT IN SHORT

A highly successful laywer turns into a monk, after a heart attack makes him realise the wrongs of his old ways. He then comes to give his colleague all the knowledge that he has learnt from the sages of the Himalayas. In the course of one night the 2 characters discuss various self help strategies and thier applications.

THE GOOD

– simple language

– condensed knowledge

THE BAD

– the first few pages are a drag

– the ideas discussed in the book are pretty common.

MY THOUGHTS

I did not find any of the stuff to be discussed in the book to be a revelation. Most of the tips like- positive thinking, time management,goal setting, focus, etc can be found in most of the self help books today. I believe these kind of books only work if you work according to it. If you just read a book like this and expect your life to change overnight nothing will happen. Changes have to be made by us in ourselves first. I would recommend this book only to those who want to change and are willing to work on it. Others can give this book a miss.

MY RATINGS

3/5

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